terms or phrases that should disappear in 2021

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  1. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    forget new year, new me, let's discuss phrases that we'd rather not hear in 2021:

    Using Resonance & Vibration synonymously

    Referring to the year as if it's the whole reason for all the bad things that have happened,
    as if things will magically get better on 01-Jan

    Using 'literally' in place of figuratively
    using literally as often as possible

    Plays like butter

    First World problem (as if people in developing countries can't have that problem)

    What kind of OIL should I use to Moisturize my fretboard?

    You can't have good timbre with a low-Mass instrument
    (higher density = better 'tone')

    and in the interest of resolving any conflicts:


    all tongue in cheek of course, so keep it light, please...
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  3. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    oops, left out:

    wiring diagram referred to as schematic

    anyone else?
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  4. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I propose increased adherence to capitalization and punctuation rules.
  5. equill


    Nov 25, 2010
    I'm going to carry right on using that one, to refer to issues that are only significant if you live a ridiculously privileged life.
    I say this having come out with the comment that "my first-world problems have first-world problems" to colleagues whose problems are mostly first-world ones.

    It's not that I don't have problems that aren't experienced by people in developing nations; those (to me) aren't first-world problems. I mean the kind that you try not to complain about in public, because just having that kind of problem sounds like bragging.

    However, to add to your list of misuses that I'd like to see disappear: the use of "objective" in sentences like "that joke was objectively funny" or "taking a more objective look at the subject." That's, um, not what the word means.

  6. i totally Agree
  7. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    i think you covered it. what about "tuners?"

  8. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    Referring to machine-heads as tuners, or machine-head paddles as keys, or machine-head capstans as pegs

    unprecedented was this year's buzz word in the news
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  9. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    The phrase "I know, right?" needs to die a horrible, quick death. If people would think about what they're saying: they're asking someone to agree to a statement they themselves just made. Idiotic.

    And the first person to respond with "I know, right?" gets this:
  10. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    What cracks me up is when they get it wrong: I know right!
    Yeah, but do you know left?
  11. sleddogn


    Sep 8, 2013
    stupid games, stupid prizes...:vomit:must have rocked the first time it was spoken...:hyper:

  12. So "kicked in the ding-ding" is still acceptable?
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  13. But I use them to tune my instrument.

    They resemble and work the same as and resemble a Drum Key that is used to Tune drums, though they are not removable.

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    Bass Tuner Open
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  15. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    "I was today years old when I learned..."

    No one is 291,220 (29-Dec-20) years old!
  16. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE! Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010

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  17. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    "full stop"

    For some reason I've never heard that phrase as much as I did this year.
  18. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    The Britons I once worked with liked adding 'full stop' for emphasis. It didn't bother me that much, but the way they pronounced 'mandatory' was funny, as well as 'urinal'.
  19. equill


    Nov 25, 2010
    More exposure to people who speak Commonwealth English, rather than American English?
    In the mother tongue, that's our term for what you splitters call "periods" :p
  20. That is a good song.

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